Seventeen countries will participate in the first semi-final of Eurovision 2020 on May 18th.
AUSTRALIA Montaigne “??”
Montaigne AKA Jessica Alyssa Cerro is from Sydney and her style is described as “art pop”. She takes her stage name from a French Renaissance philosopher. She won the Breakthrough Artist at the 2016 ARIA Music Awards.
BELARUS ?? “??”
IRELAND Lesley Roy “??”
Dubliner Lesley Roy was signed up by Jive Records in 2008 and after some success in the USA became primarily a songwriter, contributing tracks for such as Adam Lambert and Jana Kramer.
LITHUANIA ?? “??”
NORTH MACEDONIA Vasil “??”
RUSSIA ?? “??”
SLOVENIA Ana Soklič “??”
Ana is from Bohinj in North West Slovenia and has been active on the Slovene music scene since 2004.
SWEDEN ?? “??”
AZERBAIJAN Samira Efendi “??”
Samira Azer gizi Efendiyeva is from Baku and was third-place finisher in the 2016 edition of The Voice Of Azerbaijan. She has since flown the Azeri flag in multiple music festivals.
BELGIUM Hooverphonic “??”
Hooverphonic comprises Alex Callier, Luka Cruysberghs and Raymond Geerts. The two blokes have been part of the band for a quarter of century ploughing an electronic/indie type path. Luka’s only been a member for a couple of years. They’ve released no less than ten studio albums over this time.
CROATIA ?? “??”
CYPRUS Elina Tsagrinou “El Diablo”
Athenian Elina was the first 2021 artist to be revealed who was not meant to participate in the 2020 edition As well as performing in TV talent shows she has also been a presenter (on “The Voice Of Greece”).
ISRAEL Eden Alene “??”
Eden is from Jerusalem, both of her parents emigrated from Ethiopia. She won the 2017/18 edition of X Factor Israel. Last year she released a cover of “Save Your Kisses For Me”.
MALTA Destiny Chukunyere “??”
Destiny is from Birkirkara and has a Maltese mum while her father is a former professional footballer from Nigeria. She has already tasted triumph on the ESC stage as she won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2015.
NORWAY ?? “??”
ROMANIA Roxen “??”
Larisa Roxana Giurgiu is from Cluj and her time in the spotlight has been relatively short. Last year she was featured vocalist on A single by Romanian house producer Sickotoy that made the dance charts in many countries across Europe.
UKRAINE Go_A “??”
Rocking the underscore, Go_A call themselves an “electro-folk” band and consist of Kateryna Pavlenko, Ihor Didenchuk, Taras Shevchenko and Ivan Hryhoriak.